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Old Today, 04:17 PM
 
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The President could insist on only visiting West Baltimore. He could get off at the West Baltimore Amtrak Station and then it is only seven blocks to here: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2960...2!8i6656?hl=en That location, the Harlem Park neighborhood, is probably the most blighted in the city. The President could do a photo op and scathing speech that would further cement a negative image of Baltimore in the eyes of the nation and refuse to visit anywhere else in the city. Then he could hop back on a train. Alternately, his helicopter could land on the playing field at Harlem Square Park, right in the middle of a lot of blight. After the visit, his stump speech could include a line about how he had been to Baltimore and it was worse than even he had imagined.

I doubt if the Congressman would want to be a part of that show, but what could he do about it? the President could say that the Congressman snubbed him after inviting him to Baltimore if he refused to take part. The President is in complete control of the messaging here, and there is nothing anybody in Baltimore can do about it.
He could ask Mitch McConnell for some talking points on how to respond to people when they remind Mitch how his district is the poorest whitest place in America. Cumming can at lest say "this is a dump but its not Beattyville KY."
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He could ask Mitch McConnell for some talking points on how to respond to people when they remind Mitch how his district is the poorest whitest place in America. Cumming can at lest say "this is a dump but its not Beattyville KY."
Yes, but the per capita income in Louisville is almost 2% higher than Baltimore's. The big difference is that Louisville doesn't have any slums on its west side... or does it? Anyway, the objective here is beating up on Baltimore. What goes on in any other city really doesn't matter.
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